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IT Platform Senior Engineer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 106423
Title: IT Senior Engineer
Functional Title: IT Platform Senior Engineer
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: DIT-EE-Platform Engineering
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Senior Platform Engineering position will be a part of the Platform Engineering team that is responsible for engineering platforms the majority of externally-facing production services for the Division of IT. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and forward-thinking member of the technical community with experience designing platforms leveraging Microsoft Technologies.

The Senior Platform Engineer will contribute to the design and build of infrastructure solutions and systems for improving business capabilities, focusing on Microsoft technologies. This role is a key collaborator and promoter of best practices and guidelines from the Platform Engineering Team. This role will partner with all aspects of enterprise architecture along with business stakeholders to ensure alignment with business requirements. This position is responsible for helping define guidelines, standards, and best practices, in addition to the design, maintenance, and documentation of the enterprise infrastructure. This includes servers, storage, workstations, middleware, private and public clouds, and the physical facilities that support applications and business processes. This includes the creation of technical design documentation and integration plans for Microsoft core applications as well as commercial off the shelf products. The candidate will be expected to implement and manage enterprise solutions for specific business needs that provide frameworks, interfaces and services that can be extended and reused for future requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates must have the following:

Bachelor’s degree required. Four years of related work experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree
5+ years of progressively responsible professional IT experience
5+ years experience with Windows 2003/2008/2012/2016 Server operating system and services
3+ years Active Directory administration experience in a large-scale, enterprise level environment
2+ Years programming or scripting experience with (Batch, Cloudformation VB, PowerShell, C#)
Experience managing production infrastructure with configuration management systems (SCCM, Salt, Puppet, Chef)
Experience creating and maintaining infrastructure in public cloud provider environments (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform)
Experience with server virtualization technologies (VMware)


Additional desired skills include:

Experience with Microsoft SQL and Oracle database administration
Docker or similar container experience
Excellent oral and written communications
Linux core fundamentals, command-line operations, scripting, and service monitoring
Experience with migration from legacy applications/data to the cloud
Source Control Experience

Additional Certifications:

Certifications including Microsoft MCITP: Enterprise Administrator/MCSE: Windows Server 2012/16 and AWS Certified Solutions Architect highly desired.

Additional Information:
Posting Date: 06/15/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 07/02/2017
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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